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Obituaries for May 17, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ramona E. Blalock, 76, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of West Dyersburg Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Crawford and Bro. Jim Chamblee officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, William Lloyd Blalock; three daughters, Deborah Jo Hammock of Dyersburg, Beth Perry of Jackson and Amy Ostrom of Morristown; a son, Marty Blalock of Dyersburg; a brother, Junior Palmer of Dyersburg; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Keith Perry, Tim Ostrom, Clark Riddick and Jonathan Dotson.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Foundation.


Robert Gerald "Bob" Burkett, 76, of Tiptonville, formerly of Memphis, died Friday, May 15, 2009 at his residence.

He was retired as a bank officer for United American Bank.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Crockett's Chapel Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Marita Burkeen officiating. Burial will be in Crockett's Chapel Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 1 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Rose Marie Leonard Burkett of Tiptonville; a son, Michael Burkett and wife, Margaret, of Tampa, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Mike Burkett and Sarah Burkett.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Cain, Jeremy Hearn, Chad Hearn, Ryan Boyd, Horace Tipton, Mike Burkett and Lance Lovell.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Crockett's Chapel Methodist Church.